Monday, April 27, 2015

Gather Your Girlfriends

I had a class a couple weekends ago, it was called Gather Your Girlfriends.  I invited my guests to bring a new friend to my class.  The cards were all fun simple cards that you could mail to any friend.  This first one was almost a direct CASE from this card.  I saw it on Pintrest and loved it!!!!  I had to make it!!!  It came out so well I wanted to use it in my class.
The next one is a great example of the spotlight technigue.  I have used this sweet balloon framelit so much.  I think I might cry if it's not in the new catalog.  I love it!!!!  It's simple to do, stamp the greeting on the Coastal Cabana cardstock as well as the white card layer.  Die cut your balloon and line up the image.  That's it!!!  Super cute and simple!!!  You could easily make tons of these in no time!  I'll share the other two cards tomorrow!!!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Owl Ideas

Finally to wrap up this week of owls, I made one last project for Michelle.  I created this little owl punch ideas book.  There's 12 different ideas on how to creatively use the owl punch.
Each page shows the finished 'owl' and all the other punches or steps you need to get to the finished 'owl'.  All 12 are pretty easy owl punch projects that are perfect for a beginner or advanced stamper.  Remember you can always use googlie eyes for any of the owl punch projects.  Often they're just as cute.
most of them are actual 'non' owl project but there are a couple of owl in there too!  I hope everyone who received this book loved it.  It was fun to make!!!! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nurse Owl

This was another project Michelle requested.  I had made these super cute tissue holders way back in 2013, you can see it here.  These are the perfect gift for anybody suffering allergies, or is just plain sick :(  They're super duper cute!!!!  Again the owl is super simple!  I did opt for googlie eyes again on this one :)  Along with the convience of the eyes, I think it gives the owls a little more character, plus they're cute!!!
I did the sides a little different on this on then I did on my 2013 version.  I think I like the angled side a little better.  It really happened as a mistake, so I'm glad it worked out!  Here's the measurements for this owl holder.  Start with an 11x4 inch piece of cardstock.  On the 4 inch side score at 1 and 3.  On the 11 inch side score at 2, 3, 7 and 8.  Holding the cardstock with the 2 inch score line on the bottom cut up along the 1 and 3 inch score line 5 inches, then trim off those ends.  After you assemble your box you'll be able to angle your sides. 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Owl Money Holder

With Graduation coming up this could be just the owl project you need!  Michelle requested a money holder with a graduating owl on it, in the Raton High School Colors.  No other instructions.  Well first things first what are the colors of the Raton High School. Well to find that out I contacted my only friend with Raton connections (that I knew about anyway).  I randomly texted Kim "What are the Raton HS Colors?"  Thanks to Kim I was informed they were gold and black.  This is the final card I came up with.
It's super cute!!!  The greeting is from the Hooray It's Your Day set.  It's made to be a birthday set but this greeting works perfectly for a graduation too!!  I embossed that in gold embossing powder.  Then I took the stars from the Perpetual Birthday Set and stamped and embossed them in clear just along the bottom of the card.  The owl is simple.  Just your standard owl with a gold foil vest.  His wings are the 1 inch circle cut in half and his hat is a 1/2 inch square with a gold brad.  So cute!!
Now where do you put the money?  There's a lovely slot insided that's perfect for holding some cash (or gift cards).  The owl belly band slides right off to open the card.  To make the card I used an 8.5x7 piece of cardstock .  On the 8.5 inch side score at 3 and 6.  Fold and assemble!  Easy!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Retired List!

It's that time of year! Time to say goodbye to make room for the new stuff!! Here's this years retired list.

You can view it as a PDF here

Or you can shop/view it online here

Here are some things to remember about the retired list:

  • Accessories are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Items WILL sell out, some in only hours! If there's something you need don't wait to place your order. Stamps will continue to be produced until May 26, after that it's only while supplies last. DON'T WAIT TO GET YOUR FAVORITE ITEMS!
  • I will post the retired list here when it's out, you can also shop and see retiring products online at my website. Look for discounts on some items!!
  • You can email, message, text o...r call me with your order but I advise you to shop online. I will put in orders as quickly as I can, however if you email me an order in the morning but I'm not home until the evening to put it in some items may have sold out in that short time span.
  • I'll be featuring some of these retiring stamp sets at my May Class, you'll make 4 cards. The class is Saturday May 16th at 9:30am. The class is $20 or free with a $35 class order. Sign up today!
  • PLUS for EVERYONE will receive a free gift that places an order online using this hostess code K272DBRU (You must use the hostess code to receive the free gift)
Thanks for looking, have a great day!

Owl Paper Clips

Michelle's theme for her scrapbook weekend was Owls, so boy did my owl punch get a work out!  I have lots of owl projects to inspire you, you're in for a hoot this week (lol-so sorry I had to do it!).  I made 25 of these owl topped giant paper clips.  They came out so adorable, I almost ran to Staples and pick up my own set of jumbo paper clips to make my own :)  Who am I kidding I totally did that!   
The owls are pretty simple-sorry for the dark photo :( I think someone (Logan) has been messing with my camera settings again.  I decided googlie eyes were way cute (and easier!).  His vest is just some DSP I happed to have scraps of on my desk and the little gold glimmer heart was again more scraps.  I love using up my scraps on adorable guys like this!
To finish him I just tied a little bakers twine around the paperclip.  He was done!!!  To make these  you'll need to punch 2 owl per paper clip, a front and back.  The best way I've found that they stick and stay on is hot glue.  I put a giant blog on the back owl then stick on my paper clip then my front owl.  It dries fast and secure.  SOOOOO CUTE!!!!!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Daffodil Daisies just finished up another scrapbook/craft weekend.  This one was in Raton, NM.  I wasn't able to attend this one, hopefully I'll be able to attend her fall Raton Weekend :)  She asked me if I could make a few things for the weekend.  Of course!  The first thing were these A-DOR-ABLE daisies!!!!  I love them!!  They came out so cute!!!  I just used the XL Oval Punch (for petals and leaves).  These were really quick to put together.
The treat cups are filled with buttons, what crafter can't use more buttons!!?!?  This is a really cute gift for anyone and you can put anything in those treat cups and they're soooo afforadable!!!  I have more to share from Michelle's weekend, even though I wasn't there :) check back all week! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Monogram Card

I can't believe that I forgot to post this card!  I recieved a set of monogram cards from Michelle after the last scrapbook weekend in March!!!  They're so pretty (I've already used all but this one!).  I have a class tomorrow!  Yay!!!  Have a great weekend!!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015


I mentioned on Tuesday that I got to attend a demonstrator meeting.  Well I got to do swaps too.  It was a small meeting but the cards I received are so fun!!!  Here's a look at the swaps I got back! 
This on was done by Nikki.

This one was done by Cyndi.

This one was done by Michelle. 
I love them!!!  Thanks for inviting me Michelle! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Koala Card

A couple weeks ago I received this uber cute card made by my friend Kim.  Isn't it adorable!!?  I love getting fun mail, who doesn't??!!  I did a card challenge over Lent where I sent 40 cards in 40 days.  I'm horrible at mailing cards (isn't that bad!) but after all the cards I mailed and all the wonderful calls and texts that I recieved from the people who received those cards it reminded me how powerful getting a card in the mail is.  I've been inspired since then to be better at mailing cards.  Let's start today!  I challenge send a card.  Just one, it can be any card.  I'll do it too!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!